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Learn Basic Microscopic Medicine - 'Shotgun' Histology and Pathology Series

Know what normal healthy tissues look like under a microscope, then learn to look for signs of disease. This is a critical skill for medical diagnosis, and therefore in guiding any subsequent treatment.

Tissue samples are taken from biopsies, scrapings, or blood in the case of hematology. These samples are then smeared onto microscope slides or cut very thinly and mounted on slides, as appropriate. Almost always, the tissue cells are dye stained for better visibility under the microscope. These preparation techniques are discussed in detail elsewhere. This series is mainly confined to visual interpretation of the results of these preparations.

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Medical Survival Library

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